Originally Posted by Vasco
It's an authorized port of entry so the answer should be yes. Haven't been there myself.
Thanks for answering but the answer does not help. I have been through Mayaguana many, many times while heading down island and up island. There is a single
little office and usually only one guy in it.
- - My question was directed to anybody who has actually been through Mayaguana since this new "wrinkle" has developed.
- - Totally conjecture, but down island these similar problems arise whenever the Customs
and Immigration branches get into a turf war. Normally, Customs
is under a different department of a government
from the Immigration people. Since jobs are a major "touchy" issue, each side does not want to lose its jobs to the other department. Add in the fact that "island time" exists which means officials "sometimes" show up to work and rarely "on time." So the other department is forced to stamp you in/out or piss you off by making you return later in the day when the immigration folks get bored and come to work. You can expect this at many islands if you spend any time "down island." Rough "rule of thumb" is to not expect to find anybody to check you in until one hour after official office hours begin. Same with departures, always try to check-out at least one hour before the closing of official office hours.